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Thomas J. Farrer, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Professor in Neurology
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Geriatric Behavioral Health
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Dr. Thomas J. Farrer obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Brigham Young University in 2015. His clinical neuropsychology internship was completed with the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He then completed his post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Farrer’s clinical and research interests are in TBI, dementia, and neuroimaging. He is currently an assistant professor in the Duke Clinical Neuropsychology Service.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 2015

Publications

Graves, Lisa V., Lisa Drozdick, Troy Courville, Thomas J. Farrer, Paul E. Gilbert, and Dean C. Delis. “Cohort differences on the CVLT-II and CVLT3: evidence of a negative Flynn effect on the attention/working memory and learning trials.” Clin Neuropsychol, December 12, 2019, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2019.1699605.

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Smith Watts, Ashley K., David C. Ahern, Jacob D. Jones, Thomas J. Farrer, and Stephen Correia. “Trail-Making Test Part B: Evaluation of the Efficiency Score for Assessing Floor-Level Change in Veterans.” Arch Clin Neuropsychol 34, no. 2 (March 1, 2019): 243–53. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acy025.

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Tsui-Caldwell, Y. H. W., T. J. Farrer, Z. McDonnell, Z. Christensen, C. Finuf, E. D. Bigler, J. T. Tschanz, M. C. Norton, and K. A. Welsh-Bohmer. “MRI Clinical Ratings and Cognitive Function in a Cross-Sectional Population Study of Dementia: The Cache County Memory Study.” J Prev Alzheimers Dis 6, no. 2 (2019): 100–107. https://doi.org/10.14283/jpad.2019.1.

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Woon, Fu L., Thomas J. Farrer, Colin R. Braman, Jennifer K. Mabey, and Dawson W. Hedges. “A meta-analysis of the relationship between symptom severity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and executive function.” Cogn Neuropsychiatry 22, no. 1 (January 2017): 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/13546805.2016.1255603.

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Farrer, T. J., V. Stabile, and D. Attix. “Clinical utility of TOMM Trial 1 in a large clinical population.” In Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30:432–33. TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Watts, Smith A. K., D. C. Ahern, J. Jones, T. J. Farrer, and S. Correia. “Examination of the Trail Making Test - Part B Efficiency Score in a longitudinal clinical sample.” In Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30:436–436. TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Stabile, V., T. J. Farrer, J. Petrella, S. Williams, J. Burke, and D. Attix. “Quantitative neuroimaging predictors of mental status.” In Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30:375–375. TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Correia, Stephen, David C. Ahern, Amanda R. Rabinowitz, Thomas J. Farrer, Ashley K. Smith Watts, Stephen Salloway, Paul F. Malloy, and Sean C. L. Deoni. “Lowering the Floor on Trail Making Test Part B: Psychometric Evidence for a New Scoring Metric.” Arch Clin Neuropsychol 30, no. 7 (November 2015): 643–56. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acv040.

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Bigler, Erin D., Paul B. Jantz, Thomas J. Farrer, Tracy J. Abildskov, Maureen Dennis, Cynthia A. Gerhardt, Kenneth H. Rubin, et al. “Day of injury CT and late MRI findings: Cognitive outcome in a paediatric sample with complicated mild traumatic brain injury.” Brain Inj 29, no. 9 (2015): 1062–70. https://doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2015.1011234.

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Bigler, Erin D., Tracy J. Abildskov, Joann Petrie, Thomas J. Farrer, Maureen Dennis, Nevena Simic, H Gerry Taylor, et al. “Heterogeneity of brain lesions in pediatric traumatic brain injury.” Neuropsychology 27, no. 4 (July 2013): 438–51. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0032837.

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